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Dr. Jennifer Bulmann with Cardinal pitcher, Trevor Rosenthal
(Photo by Billy and Sarah Jackson)

Members of the UMSL College of Optometry with St. Louis Cardinals Player, Trevor Rosenthal.
(Photo by Billy and Sarah Jackson)

On February 11, 2015 several students along with Adjunct Clinical Professor, Dr. Jennifer Bulmann attended and participated in the 6th Annual St. Louis Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel.  The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit organization focused on sight-saving research presented their Visionary Award to both Dennis Reagan, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Muny, and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.

The dinner is a distinctive sensory awareness experience in which guests participate in an unforgettable dining adventure to obtain a first-hand insight into the challenges of the blind community. The dinner also benefits the Foundation’s research into preventions, treatments, and cures for blinding retinal degenerative diseases like macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa that affect more than 10 million Americans, young and old.

UMSL Optometry students helped check in and welcome guests for the dinner.  In addition, they helped with the live auction. “The evening ran smoothly because of their help and allowed those in leadership positions to enjoy the night,” said Dr.  Bulmann.


Devin Sasser ('15) is one of the most prolific student leaders in the history of the College of Optometry; therefore it is very appropriate that he is the first College of Optometry student to be showcased on UMSL promotional billboards in this region.  He has served as both President of the American Optometric Association and Parliamentarian of the National Optometric Student Association.

Please join the UMSL chapter of the AOSA for the annual Corneal Classic Golf Tournament.